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Message from mlederer@chapinschool.org

I feel very strongly that any school related matters get communicated through a school email address.  There are issues of clarity, how official the email is, legal issues, document retention issues, ediscovery, and, of course, common sense.  I also wouldn’t want my personal email to be searched through for something that came up.

 

For similar reasons, I have been resistant to issuing school emails for folks who do not work for the school (unless they are trustees or Parents’ Association officers and then they often get chapinschool contacts as opposed to emails).  We have requests from learning consultants who work for the local school district to have them, and I have had to say no.

 

On an indirectly related matter, I am feeling the need to push back on staff who bring their personal devices (mostly iPads) and wanting to use them for instruction, etc..  I also had one teacher who used her personal MacBook for everything because she liked Macs better.  That created a problem with retrieving files, etc. down the road.

 

Mark Lederer

 

Director of Technology
Chapin School

4101 Princeton Pike
Princeton, NJ 08638
mlederer@chapinschool.org
P: 609-986-1704
F: 609-924-2364
M: 609-510-1201

 

 

 

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Message from mary@princetonfriendsschool.org

Thanks, Mark,

I also should have added that the email address looks like a school email because it was set up as pfsxxxxx@gmail.com, so on one hand it is only used for school business, but on the other, your points about legal issues, document retention issues, ediscovery, and common sense are reasons enough!

Thanks,

Mary

 

Mary D’Amore

Director of Technology

Princeton Friends School

470 Quaker Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 683-1194 X32

(609) 731-7255 cell

www.princetonfriendsschool.org

 

 

 

Message from pickett@glenelg.org

I agree with Mark’s comments.  In addition, I think it is in the person’s(staff,faculty) best interest to communicate from a school mailbox.  We require teachers to communicate with students from school accounts to student’s school accounts.  I feel that this provides everyone an additional level of protection. 

 

I have to say Yikes to the ediscovery.   I had thought it important to consolidate all of the emails to our system for ediscovery.  But I never thought of it the other way,  would any person like the lawyers having complete access to their personal email?  The ability to access and read every email that someone sent out loud in court!  It is not that everyone has something to hide but even having a simple exchange about picking up milk can be twisted to make someone sound incompetent.

 

A healthy reminder to keep my personal life out of work.

 

Bill

 

Message from mary@princetonfriendsschool.org

Thanks, Mark,

I also should have added that the email address looks like a school email because it was set up as pfsxxxxx@gmail.com, so on one hand it is only used for school business, but on the other, your points about legal issues, document retention issues, ediscovery, and common sense are reasons enough!

Thanks,

Mary

 

Mary D’Amore

Director of Technology

Princeton Friends School

470 Quaker Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 683-1194 X32

(609) 731-7255 cell

www.princetonfriendsschool.org

 

 

 

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